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One Person Killed In Porter Plane Crash

Plane Crash In Porter Leaves One Person Dead Not Far From Shear Airport

One person has tragically died after a plane hit trees and a cornfield in Porter, New York not far from the Shear Airport. 

PORTER, NEW YORK (July 31, 2023) – One person has tragically died after a plane hit trees and a cornfield in Porter, New York not far from the Shear Airport.

Porter police officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. A plane took off from Shear Airport when it failed to gain proper altitude.

The plane then hit trees and came to rest in a cornfield. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the crash in order to help the victim.

Sadly, a 35-year-old man died due to the severe nature of his injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Porter Plane Crashes

The vast majority of plane crashes that occur every year take place in private aviation. Small plains tend to lack the safety features and redundancies that commercial aircraft have. According to the National Safety Council, “The number of civil aviation deaths decreased from 452 in 2019 to 349 in 2020. All but one of the 349 deaths in 2020 were onboard fatalities. None of these deaths involved a commercial airline.” There are a number of steps that should be taken to help prevent plane crashes.

  • Planes should be periodically inspected and well maintained.
  • Pilots should perform a safety check before each flight.
  • The air traffic controller should direct planes away from one another.

Depending on the facts of any case, there could be numerous sources of liability for any plane crash. For example, the company that manufactured a plane could be liable if the collision was caused by a design defect. The family of any person that died in a plane crash may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.

Investigating A New York Plane Crash

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person that died in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Do you need more information about a Porter plane crash? Our team of aviations safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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